1. Craving Indian Food.
  2. Just run.
  3. 2018 Travel Plans.
  4. The best damn apple pie.
  5. READ THIS: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
  6. Six random things I have my eyes on.
  7. Galway, Ireland | A day and a half in Galway.
  8. Inspired by candles.
  9. Cork, Ireland | Two days and a lot of walking.
  10. Souvenir At Home: With Gemma of Line x Shape x Colour
  11. The perfect scarf for winter.
  12. Juice.
  13. Whoa. It’s Been How Long?
  14. New Routines.
  15. Full Steam Ahead
  16. Before the sky goes dark.
  17. A day at a castle.
  18. The Weekend. 85 Percent.
  19. All things enamel.
  20. It’s Just Fabric Now…
  21. Frequent Flyer: Kylie of Spencer and Kylie
  22. All That Glitters
  23. Frequent Flyer : Nicole Gibbons of SoHaute
  24. ON DECIDING TO START A BUSINESS
  25. CURRENTLY COVETING: FALL WARDROBE UPDATE
  26. EVERYDAY MAKEUP LOOK
  27. CURRENTLY COVETING
  28. ON DRINKING WINE
  29. 7 TIPS FOR FINDING (GOOD) STUFF ON CRAIGSLIST
  30. WHAT IS YOUR DREAM JOB?
  31. Randomness. And a few questions for you.
  32. Being sick, listening to your body, and a lesson from Howard.
  33. Flashback: Aswan & Luxor
  34. For Rinah.
  35. Frequent Flyer : Brenna of This Battered Suitcase
  36. The return of Heisenberg.
  37. Happy Me Day
  38. Birthday Wish List
  39. A testament to how I’ve grown?
  40. Friday’s Four
  41. The Fifth One.
  42. A new plant.
  43. Functional and well designed | The little things.
  44. Just 1 Hour.
  45. Friday’s Four
  46. Framed feathers. A simple DIY project.
  47. Friday’s Four (on Saturday).
  48. Blue Black, Pink, Brass & Wood.
  49. In other exciting news, I bought a bed frame.
  50. Lady Abroad / Meet Oneika of Oneika The Traveller
  51. Perfectly lovely.
  52. The design Gods are on my side.
  53. Kilkenny, Ireland | Mount Juliet.
  54. A few things I’m coveting.
  55. It was charming.
  56. Fear, the voice, and getting personal.
  57. Happy Canada Day…and coffee table decisions.

I have two posts left in my Ireland recap which I’ll get to next week. In the meantime, I wanted to share with you all the book I read during my second week in Ireland while traveling around Cork, Galway, and Dublin.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks had come recommended via a tweet for suggestions and after reading the synopsis online I thought it sounded pretty interesting so I decided to give it a go. Written by Rebecca Skloot, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a really great read; I finished it before arriving back home in Toronto and often found myself reading it late at night in my room and on the many bus rides I took over the course of the week (three to be exact). It raises questions on scientific ethics and race and totally made me think about stem cell research, among other things, in a whole new light.

Have any of you read it? If so, what did you think?┬áIf you’re looking for a good read I strongly recommend it.

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LIVELETLIVE November 21, 2017 at 02:29

I’ve read it! It was assigned reading for my English 1102 class. I really liked it! The writing style was great and the subject very interesting and thought provoking. I would have never picked it up if it wasn’t for that class.

RHONA November 22, 2017 at 11:07

Thank you for the recommendation. I am part of a bookclub and I am next to host so I assigned this book. I am very excited to read it.

ONEIKA THE TRAVELLER November 26, 2017 at 12:24

I read it but didn’t like it. The story was interesting, of course, but I didn’t connect with the writer at all. I had to read it for a book club and struggled all the way through until the end!

SUE @ SIMONSSISTASAW November 27, 2017 at 02:49

It’s a standout, isn’t it? I loved that there was the personal story to go along with the science. Really glad you liked it.

CHINYE November 29, 2017 at 02:36

I haven’t read the book, but have heard a lot about it from a friend who lives in Baltimore. I’m all for investing into research that can save people’s lives, however I think it’s wrong for scientists to be deceitful.

BRANDY BROWNER December 1, 2017 at 01:38

I have not read this book. I do not have a problem with stem cell research but I think the family should have been paid.

Your new layout is sooo cool!

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